Category Archives: Dagenham & Barking

ASK Project

Alibon and Parsoles wards have recently launched the advice, support and kindness project.  This has been done in conjunction with the local churches  schools and voluntary organisations.  The project will provide food parcels to the most vulnerable and needy residents living in these wards.  If you are able to donate tins and packets of food then please contact Councillor Darren Rodwell on 020 8593 1947 or email

If you want to pick up a food parcel then you can visit St Georges church on Rogers Road on Sundays between 3-5pm or the Dagenham Congregational Church in Osbourne Square on Wednesdays from 6-8pm.

Reede Road Tenants Association

I attended the Reede Road Tenants Residents Association meeting this evening.  This association started off with residents in Reede Road, but has extended to include all residents that live in Alibon Ward.  The meeting started off with the police reassuring us that our ward has the lowest crime rate in the borough and the fire in Sterry Road although the cause of the fire is till unknown.  We then had a presentation from DABD a disability organisation in our borough that provides a whole range of services that our residents can take advantage of.  These include advice on entitlements to welfare benefits and advice on this is also provided in the children’s centres in the borough.  They put on Christmas shopping trips to Basildon market and Lakeside shopping centre as well as to popular seaside destinations such as Southend on Sea, Walton on Naze and Clacton on Sea.  They can provide volunteer companions if you do not want to travel alone.  All trips cost £12.50.  They also lend wheelchairs on short term loan, provide maths, english and computing courses and have an independent living shop.  Do visit them on the corner of Parsloes Avenue.

Major explosion in Alibon Ward

In the early hours of this morning there was an explosion at a house in Sterry Road, Dagenham which is situated in Alibon Ward.  There were three people who were injured, one man is currently in hospital but hopefully there have been no life threatening injuries. Over 30 firefighters tackled the blaze for over three hours to put it out.  The cause of the fire will be investigated and I will update you once I find out what this is.

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